Eddie Lewis is one of Houston‘s top call, professional trumpet players. He has been active in the Houston music community since 1988, performing in bands of all genres that are applicable to trumpet. He is a well rounded, versatile musician and has equal respect for all types of music.
As a jazz musician, Eddie considers his trumpet playing to be one of several voices in the ensemble. He prides himself on being able to listen for context of style, harmony and dissonance levels and performs appropriately. For that reason, he is just as comfortable performing in Houston’s ten piece jazz orchestra, Jazz Forever, as he is working with the free/avant-garde guys in town.
Eddie is also classically trained and has reasonable experience performing in brass ensembles like the Texas Brass and orchestras. This diversity of styles opened the door for him to perform with a great variety of commercial and ethnic bands over the years. He is just as comfortable performing klezmer and salsa music as he is performing with a big band.
The following is a list of services Eddie offers as a trumpet performer:
Jazz Trumpet Soloist
Eddie regularly performs as a guest soloist with school jazz ensembles and professional big bands.
Classical Trumpet Soloist
Eddie Lewis is active as a jazz and/or classical soloist.
Eddie Lewis is the leader of several Houston area bands and orchestras.
Eddie recorded his first jingle in the mid 1980’s and has been active as a session trumpet player ever since.
The majority of Eddie Lewis’ work as a trumpet performer has been with other people’s bands. He has all of the appropriate skills to play most types of gigs.